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Niaouli essential oil: benefits and uses

Extremely versatile, niaouli essential oil has numerous properties: immunostimulant, antiseptic, antiviral, respiratory mucus thinner, venous and lymphatic decongestant, antimycotic, skin radioprotector and healer.
Did you know that niaouli essential oil can help to fight winter infections, and can even treat superficial burns?

What are the main properties of niaouli essential oil?

Niaouli essential oil has multiple virtues. Similar to eucalyptus radiata, niaouli stimulates the immune system and treats sinusitis and rhinitis. As a healing agent, niaouli essential oil protects and restores the skin (including after a radiotherapy session if used with with aloe vera gel), and is antiseptic, antiviral, antibacterial and antimycotic. As a circulatory tonic, it decongests heavy legs, varicose veins and hemorrhoids. 

How to use niaouli essential oil?

As niaouli essential oil is rich in terpenes and eucalyptol, it’s extremely important that its dosage be respected. use with caution, as if you use continuously for more than a few days, there may be a risk of drug interference.

Methods of application:
• Skin application and massage
• Bath
• Inhalation (dry or wet)
• Diffusion 

Who is niaouli contraindicated for?

Niaouli essential oil should not be used by pregnant or breast-feeding women, by children under 7 years of age, by people allergic to essential oils, by asthmatics without the advice of an allergist, in prolonged use by people with weak kidneys, by people with epilepsy or a history of convulsive disorders. This essential oil is said to be oestrogen-like, i.e., its action (close to that of oestrogen) is due to the presence of viridiflorol in niaouli. 

How to treat infections with niaouli essential oil?

Flu - cold

Eucalyptus radiata and niaouli essential oils are both useful for lowering fever and clearing the respiratory tract. Niaouli essential oil is an anti-viral and respiratory mucus thinner, and acts against the multiplication of a virus and calms runny noses, coughs, and lowers fever. Niaouli is also an effective essential oil against ear infections.

Colds - stuffy nose
Recette réservée aux enfants de 12 ans et plus

Wet inhalation

Add 1 drop of niaouli essential oil and 1 drop of thujanol thyme essential oil and dilute them in a bowl of simmering water. Breathe in deeply for 5 – 10 minutes, morning and evening, for 5 days. From 12 years+.

For use from 7 years+, replace the drop of thujanol thyme essential oil with 1 drop of thyme essential oil with linalool.

Colds - nasal discharge
Recette réservée aux enfants de 7 ans et plus

Massage

Mix 1 drop of tea tree essential oil and 1 drop of niaouli OR eucalyptus essential oil with a small amount of shea butter. Massage into the frontal sinuses (along the eyebrows, taking care not to get it in the eyes) 3 times a day, for 8 days. From 7 years+.

Dry inhalation

Add 2 drops of tea tree essential oil to 2 drops of niaouli essential oil or eucalyptus radiata on a handkerchief, to be inhaled deeply 3 times a day for 8 days. From 7 years+.

Fever
Recette réservée aux enfants de 15 ans et plus

Massage

In a small, opaque glass bottle mix 10 drops of wintergreen essential oil with 20 drops of niaouli essential oil. Dilute 4 drops of this mixture in 8 drops of Sweet Almond vegetable oil and apply to the chest and upper back, 4 times a day for 3 days. From 15 years+.

Flu & Fever
Recette réservée aux enfants de 7 ans et plus

Diffusion

Add 30 drops of ravintsara or niaouli essential oil and 5 drops of tea tree essential oil to a diffuser. Breathe deeply for 10 minutes, 3 times a day. From 7 years+.

Viral angina
Recette réservée aux enfants de 7 ans et plus

Cutaneous application

Mix 1 drop of ravintsara or niaouli essential oil with 3 drops of a neutral vegetable oil or Macadamia vegetable oil. Apply a few drops of the mixture on each side of the neck, 2 to 3 times a day, for 2 to 3 days. From 7 years+.

Acute Bronchitis
Recette réservée aux enfants de 7 ans et plus

Massage

Mix 2 drops of niaouli essential oil, 1 drop of ravintsara essential oil, 2 drops neutral, Sweet Almond or Hazelnut vegetable oil. Massage the upper back, the sternum, and the soles of the feet, 4 times a day for 6 days. From 7 years+.

Otitis
Recette réservée aux enfants de 7 ans et plus

Cutaneous application

Mix 2 drops of niaouli essential oil and 2 drops of tea tree essential oil with 4 drops of macadamia vegetable oil. Apply this mixture around the ear (though never inside the ear canal), morning and evening for 6 days. From 7 years+.

Sinusitis
Recette réservée aux enfants de 7 ans et plus

Cutaneous application

To decongest, mix 1 drop of niaouli essential oil, 1 drop of tea tree essential oil, 2 drops of ravintsara essential oil. Apply this mixture to the frontal sinuses, 2 centimetres above the eyebrows, 3 to 4 times a day. From 7 years+.

 

In this article you will find all our recipes for relieving ENT-related ailments, such as sore throats, blocked noses, ear infections, coughs, etc.

How to relieve the sensation of heavy legs with naturally?

As a venous and lymphatic decongestant, niaouli essential oil can be combined with other essential and vegetable oils to relieve the sensation of heavy legs.

 

Recette réservée aux adultes

In a 50ml bottle, mix 40 drops of cypress essential oil, 40 drops of mastic tree essential oil, 20 drops of peppermint essential oil, and 40 drops of niaouli essential with 5ml of calophylla vegetable oil. Top up the bottle with hazelnut vegetable oil, right to the top. Apply this mixture by massaging upwards from the ankle to the knee. Suitable for adults only.


 

To find out how to relieve the feeling of heavy legs, we advise you to read this article.

 

How to relieve aches and muscles pains naturally?

Muscle soreness or pain can occur after intense or unusual physical activity.

 

Adults only

Mix 8 to 10 drops of niaouli essential oil with a tablespoon of neutral or calophylla vegetable oil and, after sport or exercise, massage the painful areas. Suitable for adults only.

 

Dilute 2 drops of niaouli essential oil, 1 drop of wintergreen essential oil and 2 drops of lavandin super essential oil, into 1 tablespoon of arnica vegetable oil. Massage the painful areas with this mixture after exercise. Suitable for 12 years +.

 

 

To find out which essential oils you should use for sport, we advise you to read this article.

 

How to soothe gum disease with niaouli essential oil?

Gum disease is usually the result of an inflammatory process facilitated by tartar formation that only affects the gums. Gums need to be treated effectively with good dental hygiene and appropriate, non-aggressive treatments to prevent the teeth from loosening and developing into forms of periodontitis that attack the bone support beneath the gums.

 

Adults onlyMix 1 drop of clove essential oil, 1 drop of bay leaf essential oil, 1 drop of niaouli essential oil and 2 drops of neutral vegetable oil. With the oil on your fingertips, massage the gum 3 or 4 times a day for 1 week. Suitable for adults only.

 

How to soothe skin inflammation with niaouli essential oil?

Infection de la peau, rougeurs dans le dos (zona, furoncle, abcès, mycoses...)

Niaouli essential oil will soothe bites and itching, and soothe sunburn. It also protects and restores the skin - even after radiotherapy, when combined with aloe vera gel.

 

Superficial Burns and Sunburns
Recette réservée aux enfants de 7 ans et plus

A burn is a skin injury caused by contact with flames, boiling liquid or a hot object, by the passage of electric current through the body, by contact with chemicals, by cold and by radiation.

Massage:
Dilute 2 drops of niaouli essential oil in 10 drops of rose hip or hemp vegetable oil, and apply this mixture to the affected area, 3 or 4 times a day until healed. Suitable for 7 years +.

Pressure Sores
Recette réservée aux adultes

Pressure sores are deep wounds suffered by patients who are bedridden for a long time. They are caused by reduced blood flow to the compressed tissue. These deep ulcers are located at pressure points (heels, lower back). 

Massage:
To relieve pressure sores, mix 20 drops of cistus ladanifera essential oil and 10 drops of niaouli essential oil with 15ml of calophylla vegetable oil. Apply 3 drops of this mixture once a day until an improvement is seen. Suitable for adults only.

Radiodermatitis
Recette réservée aux adultes

Radiodermatitis is an inflammatory skin reaction to exposure to ionising radiation.

Cutaneous application:
As a preventive measure, mix 2 drops of elemi essential oil with 2 drops of niaouli essential oil. Apply to the area which will be irradiated, 15 minutes before the session and 15 minutes after. Repeat the application 3 times a day. Ask your radiologist for advice if needed. Suitable for adults only.

 

 

Discover our niaouli selection

Discover our range of Niaouli essential oil products and enjoy Niaouli benefits.

 

 

Disclaimer: This article is intended as a guide and is not a substitute for the advice of a physician, pharmacist, or other health care professional.
For any therapeutic use, consult a doctor or a pharmacist. Refer carefully to the contraindications and precautions for use of each essential oil. In case of doubt, consult a health professional.

 

Use plants and Essential Oils with care. Before any use, read the information and precautions for use carefully. Always seek the advice of a pharmacist before use.

Extract from 48 essential oils which every home needs to be healthy, practical guide by Top Santé and from 'Aromatherapia' by Isabelle PACCHIONI, Aroma Thera edition.

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